Blog Writing – My Process
Last year, after the death of my husband, I felt a longing to share my feelings and thoughts. I needed time to recover, ‘multi-dimensionally’, after his death, so the timing was not right to start a blog. Apparently the universe also wanted me to blog, as the next day, after I had this realization, a friend contacted me to ask if I would like to be a guest blogger on her upcoming website. I jumped at the opportunity for a venue to share my thoughts, particularly about grieving.
So, between December 2013 and April 2014 I contributed as a guest blogger at www.yogaamy.net
My posts are available in her archives and you can also access them here:
In January I was re-inspired to pursue work I am passionate about and finally start up a website with a blog. After an amazing start to the year, attending a Sacred Movement activity on the quartz sands of Siesta Key, my life was rich with inspirational and motivational synchronistic experiences. One of these experiences was attending a Mixed Media Collage Workshop, led by e’layne Koenigsberg, where I connected with amazing women and created a Wild Women Memory Keeper.
Soon after the workshop I set up my own website and by February I was ready to blog!
Thanks to the invitation from e’layne I am now taking part in a blog writing tour!
Here are my responses to the questions and you can read what e’Layne had to say at http://artbyelayne.com/blog/
What am I Working On?
My blog covers a wide variety of topics within the general category of Holistic Health and as such I have a wealth of things to write about!
As mentioned, my introduction to blogging was as a guest for my friend, Amy. My first few posts were about my grieving process and my, then 5 and 1/2 year old, granddaughter’s experience with the loss of her beloved ‘Papa John’. I posted about a variety of other topics including, loss of direction, the power of intention, heart health, and ‘stress busting.’ I have many interests in the realm of holistic health and much of value to share from my personal and professional journey.
My current project is to write about my holistic healing journey since my husbands passing last June.
How Does My Work Differ from Others of it’s Genre?
I searched for blogs by holistic nurses and found only one. The author’s focus is specific to nurses. My work revolves around my personal mission to provide holistic health education and resource information, inspiration and support, to anyone who has decided to reach for their highest potential in any or every dimension of what it is to be human.
I blend 35 years of professional, mainstream nursing with 20 years of holistic nursing and my personal experiences utilizing ‘complementary therapies and alternative thought’ in holistic health care.
I attempt to present scientific, evidence based research when available yet I don’t hesitate to share ‘anecdotal’ information. Many of the methods, techniques and approaches that have helped me do not yet have solid scientific support as to their efficacy. Notice I say ‘yet’. Many things accepted now in mainstream were, in the past, frequently debunked.
Why Do I Write What I Do?
I write what I do because I am passionate about sharing ways to assist others in accessing inner and outer resources in the quest for their highest potential in health and healing and teaching others how to advocate for themselves and their loved ones.
I write to empower others to get to know themselves, take a compassionate and honest look at what may be interfering with their dreams of health and reach for a life of balance and optimal health…on all levels.
If anything I share lends support to another person, my goal is achieved.
How Does My Writing Process Work?
I keep a list of ideas that come to me in dreams and meditation, from nature, from my journal or in the mundane of the day. If I feel a ‘writer’s block’ I turn to my list. Otherwise, because my topic is so broad, I write about what is going on in my life and apply holistic concept to the situation.
I often start a blog post by writing in an uncensored way about the key idea(s) or insights I want to share, then when I run out of steam, I save as a draft to come back to later.
I edit my work, yet often I come back later and notice something I missed and correct it then.
I am beginning to incorporate more of my own photography rather than having to search for graphics to use from other sources.
You can find me on Facebook at Holistic Health With Harmony and follow my blog at http://www.donnaharmonyjones.com/category/blog/
Passing the Torch
I am now passing the torch to three fantastic women I am honored to know for this Writing Blog Tour
As a professional blogger, author and business owner, Cindy Buccieri engages and enlightens audiences while providing easy to understand solutions to their blogging and online challenges. Cindy is the author of “Blogging the Right Way: Learn How to Launch a Blog and Start Making Money” and the President of CB Virtual Services, a content marketing and web design company. Cindy is also a blogging consultant, instructor, BlogTalkRadio Show host, and contributing writer at http://socialsolutionscollective.com/You can visit her online at http://cindybuccieri.com/
Spirit, Mind & Body Connection is what we are each about! My journey along this path started in 1996 with a stressful job situation and fabulous people who came into my life to guide me forward out of the “ick” of it all!
Good bye long work days and hello to freedom in Spirit, Mind & Body! My stress reduction started with yoga classes where I giggled and fell over. Then I had this complete meltdown after a yoga class and realized there was more to all of this Yoga Stuff!
Voila! Here I am some 16 years later still teaching this fabulous Yoga Stuff and getting my groove on sharing knowledge with those who show up!
Hope you can join me in your home or office for yoga online at my site – www.YogaAmy.net. Looking forward to sharing the journey with you!
Cheryl is a writer, poet, dancer, healer, and professor. She has authored eight poetry books and a nonfiction book on dance. Her awards include the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Bechtel Prize Finalist. She teaches writing and dance at University of Richmond, leads workshops of Contact Improvisation and Writing From the Body at art centers, hospitals, and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. She is a Reiki, Healing Touch, and meditation practitioner and studied yoga, Authentic Movement, and Process-Oriented Psychology. She enjoys tango, hiking and bicycling, and lives in Richmond Virginia.
You can find Cheryl at http://cherylpallant.com/